Meet Friend of the Firm: Justin Walseth

1. Hi Justin, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

I was born and raised in California, graduated from UCSB, and moved to San Diego 13 years ago.

I am a Senior VP at Cresa - I exclusively support occupiers with real estate requirements. This involves helping companies buy, lease, build, or sell commercial real estate.  In addition to transaction work, we offer integrated services to help companies align their real estate with their operations. This work entails helping companies develop labor strategies, optimize transportation networks, formulate workplace strategies & negotiate municipal incentive packages. These occupier-focused support services help us provide a service that our competitors can't replicate - most tenant-only firms are either too small and short on resources or have been gobbled up by Landlord firms.

2. What resource(s) do you find most helpful for obtaining news and information regarding real estate?

We participate in industry groups like CoreNet, BIOCOM, & the Otay Chamber of Commerce to help stay on top of issues and trends that are important to our clients. Other resources we leverage included news organizations like the San Diego Business Journal and CoStar, a data and analytics website focused on commercial real estate.

3. Do you have a favorite app or tech hack that you've discovered lately?

Google Earth offers a great mapping resource, and UpWork is a great app to help outsource repeatable tasks. 

4. How long have you lived in North County? 

I grew up in California, moved to North County 13 years ago, and have been here ever since. I don't plan on leaving any time soon!

5. What do you love most about living here?  

The weather, beach, and community resources. My kids are a big part of my life - We enjoy hitting the beach, hiking trails, & playing sports at the Paul Ecke YMCA.

Simply put, it's just a great place to live, work and play!

Thanks Justin for sharing with us and our readers. Here’s Justin’s contact information if you have any questions about his work or would like to reach out to him, you can also reach him via LinkedIn.

Justin Walseth